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Tokyo: Stocks open flat ahead of Fed meeting

Tokyo stocks closed lower for a third straight session on Wednesday, as exporters were hit by a strong yen after North Korea said it had carried out a nuclear test, compounding worries about China's economy and Middle East tensions.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened flat on Tuesday, following modest gains on Wall Street, ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting expected to raise the benchmark US interest rate.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 0.07 per cent, or 13.54 points, to 18,896.96 in early trade, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.13 per cent, or 1.99 points, to 1,529.87.


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